Also, remember what would happen when people forgot to close their html tags, and all subsequent posts were formatted the same way until someone added the appropriate closing tag.
HTML! Who can forget?
I learned a lot html I never would have specifically because of Free Republic.
It’s like being able to drive a standard transmission. You can get by without it, but it’s nice to know when you need it.
And FR is one of the very, very few places where it can be used.
Among other things at this website, that is what makes it the best discussion forum anyplace!